Small, rectangular basket of split twigs and bark. Twigs form lateral weave, and bark is woven in horizontally. The weave is very open, but due to the twigs, the basket is stiff and durable. Probably used for carrying. Post-Contact.
Medium-sized rectangular "stiff"(?) basket of cedar bark and root or split limb. Dark brown and blonde grass sewn over cedar bark for color and design. The top is completely covered in a light color with geometric design of dark colored grass. The bottom is plain cedar bark with 4 stripes at each side and 3 on each end. Post-Contact.
Large, rectangular basket. Could be of the "stiff" kind that Eells described. Design is of stripes: very dark and light pieces of grass or bark are sewn over the base weave of the basket to form checkered lines, six stitches wide from top to bottom; design circles the basket. The basket is discolored and has handles broken off. It also has some fraying on design areas. Post-Contact.
A: Small, round Makah "fancy" basket. Woven tightly of very fine grasses. Designs of stripes around the basket; colors are faded, but were probably purple and yellow (dyed), and natural (undyed) grass. Top tapers to a small opening. B: Small cover tightly woven of same colors and design. Post-Contact.
Small, round Twana women's work basket. Coil woven of bark wrapped around splitlimb (?). Grasses are sewn over the outside of weave for decoration, which is made of yellow and dark brown in large + patterns. Top edge is scalloped. Eells accession list reads: "Basket, shallow, women's work basket, Twana. (Spacho)." Post-Contact.
Round, woven basket suitcase with basketry lid. Four separate handles are attached by a band of bamboo near the rim. Three rope hangers are knotted through handles. The lid is held on to the basket by two three-piece metal rings and latched with another three-piece metal ring. Catalog List - The Virgil Davin Collection states: "160a-c VD Virgil Davin Bamboo Baskets." Post-1800.
A: Basket (probably cedar limb) woven of split cedar limb and bark, which was used for carrying. Stiff, but porous; damaged at rim. Its shape is wide at the rim, and tapers to become very narrow at the bottom. B: Twana head band strap used for carrying baskets. Braided and woven of twine and yarn (wool) of green, blue, red and white. Post-Contact.
Small woven basket of cedar bark (?) and grass of three colors: natural, light brown and dark brown. The main body is a natural color with one circle of light brown at the lip. It also has one circle each of dark and light brown at middle. Bottom is woven of cedar bark(?). Post-Contact.
Small, water tight basket coil-woven of cedar roots and bark or grass. Very tight and dense as Eells described the "water tight" baskets. A circle, which intersects the rim, has been cut out of the basket. Post-Contact.
2 cylindrical beads. an envelope that the beads were found in has written on it in black fountain pen ink, "white stone beads from the state tombs of west le?ein??" A note that was written by Laura Schultz that was with the beads reads, "beads from Chinese tomb."
16 various pieces found in box: 2 rings, 1 possible earring, 4 beads with holes, 4 beads without holes, 3 stones, 1 large carved stone, 1 circular metal disc. Rings: The rings are all oval shaped, made of copper and are a similar size.There are oval areas on the upper portion of ring for the placement of a gem/stone, or other type of decoration. Rings are rusted. One ring has a slight chip in the front. The ring with no chip has a diameter 2.1 cm and it's oval is 1.3 cm in length; the chipped ring has a diameter of 2.2 cm and it's oval is 1.4 cm. Earring- Not fully enclosed onto a circle, open at end and one side curls up into a swirl. Possibly a large nose ring. There is a spot on this wire which makes up the piece for a metal or stone that once was on the ring, but is no more. The length across this item is 1.9 cm. 4 Beads with holes are all different. The first appears to be stone, cream in color. Rounded, and has a length of 1.3 cm and a width of 1 cm. The second bead is of a smooth black stone, larger than the first, and measures 1.8 cm in length and 1 cm in width. The third bead is made of brass, flat and a rude circle. The diameter is 1.7 cm. The fourth and last bead with a hole is made of some milky white material, possibly stone, and round. It measures 1 cm in length by 0.7 cm in width. The white material inside the hole part reflects the light and seen though the milky surface of the bead, it appears shiny. 4 Beads without holes. These could be stone, but due to their shape, they most likely came off of jewelry. The first is very small smooth oval shape, flat bottom with a rounded top, light blue, it measures 0.9 cm in length by 0.6 cm in width, most likely some type of stone or gem. The second stone is a dark blue, and when polished, it sparkles from the inside. Possibly a gem, or stone of some sort. Has the feel of glass. The bottom is roughly curved, top of rounded, measures about 1 cm in length by 1 cm in width. The third stone appears to be some type of a reddish/clear agate, diamond in shape that measures 2 cm in length, 1 cm in width and 0.5 cm in height. The fourth and last piece appears to be metal, possibly copper, round. The back side shows evidence of once being attached to some other surface. This piece measures 1.1 cm in length by 0.7 cm in width. 3 Stones, each different. The first is a smooth rounded stone, light brown in color. Flat bottom and curved top, this stone has a diameter of 2.5 cm and a height of 1.3 cm. Is appears to have been carved to have a base. The second stone is irregular in shape, possibly once oblong, but broken now. Measuring 1.3 cm in length, but 1.1 cm in width and 1.3 cm in height. The third and final stone is a black/gray color, smooth, and flat bottom with rounded top. It measures 2.9 cm in length by 2.3 cm in width and 1.2 cm in height. 1 Large carved stone looks like a rams head with horns. The face has two eyes, one circle encircled with an outer circle. The "horns" project out the the right and left, the right one being longer. The back side of this stone has two double holes. This item measures 5.6 cm in length, 3.3 cm in width, and 2.1 cm in height. 1 Circular metal disc, heavy, has a diameter of 2.5 cm. This item has some gold shiny parts, but they are very small and faint. Possibly a weight or a game piece. Finally, there were three small broken fragments found with these 16 items. Record Book states: "8863 Rings, beads (16 pieces) From Marash, Turkey. Rev. James Lyman. Marash, Turkey. Jan. 5, 1940." Artifact notes state: "Various rings, beads, etc. 'Rami [(?)] head,' etc. 8863."
triangular shaped piece of beadwork mounted on cardboard, beadwork is 4 stripes of yellow/black on either side of a center decoration of black circles and tiny squares on a field of white beads, the beadwork is done on a piece of tan cotton cloth, records claim the beadwork was intended for a slipper top worn by the rich class in the Philippines. Accession File states: "Bead work - Intended for slipper top. Worn by rich class in Philippines."
U.S. Army belt buckle found on the Victor Carpenter Ranch about eight miles north of Prescott, WA. It was used during World War II. Rectangular metal buckle with oval cut out on the left for the belt to loop through. Oval design in the center of the buckle, with the letters "US" in the center. The buckle is relatively flat lying. Slightly rusted. See 1951 correspondence file in File Cabinet Two for original letter from H. L. Crowston.